Mission: Memorial sloan-kettering cancer center is dedicated to this mission: leadership in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer through excellence, vision, and cost-effectiveness in patient care, outreach programs, research, and education.
Programs: Memorial sloan-kettering cancer center provides the following services to its affiliated organizations: financial administration, executive management, human resources, facility management, general and environmental services, procurement, public affairs, research technology management, corporate compliance, staff housing, information systems and technology, and investment management. In addition, certain services are provided on a requisition basis including food and dietary services, facilities management (locksmith, electrician, plumbing, painting and carpentry, etc. ) medical library, conference planning, occupancy of leased space, transportation, immigration services, medical illustration, motion media, security services such as installing antitheft devices and mailroom services.
mskcc provides housing for its staff as well as space for program activities. Mskcc operates a 24 hour garage facility to accommodate our patient demographic as our general inpatient and outpatient population tends to be more immuno-compromised than the general public. The garage facility is located on our main campus with access to the main hospital and outpatient clinics via connecting tunnels.
mskcc pays fees to cornell medical center and other medical institutions for staff to further their scientific education. In addition, the center hosts a number of symposiums, some of which are open to the public.
I am a patient at MSKCC. I have been given cutting edge treatment which has allowed me to lives well even with cancer...so far. My doctors have been honest, caring professional, encouraging without bending the truth. Their services are the most organized i have seen in any medical institution. That doesn't mean there aren't sometimes minor administrative problems, but they have been minot and always followed by an apology. In general, I have been treated with respect and compassion by everyone. The only problems I have run into have been when staff was overwhelmed or things get crowded- that's where extra money would be helpful. but even more so- for the research that has thus far saved my life and my quality of life.